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Missed the NMBA registration renewal deadline? Don’t panic!

Missed the NMBA registration renewal deadline? Don’t panic!

So you forgot to renew your Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registration by 31 May? Don’t stress – there is a one-month late period after your registration expiry date during which you can still apply to renew.

As long as the Board receives your application before the end of that one-month late period – so, by 30 June – you will remain registered and able to practise.

However, if you submit your application to renew during this late period, you will be charged a late payment fee of $30, on top of your general registration renewal fee of $185.

There may also be a delay between payment being processed and updated details appearing on the register. You can check your registration status at the online register of practitioners.

If you still have not paid your registration renewal by Monday 1 July 2024, your registration will lapse, your name will be removed from the NMBA national register and you will not be able to work as a nurse or midwife.

If you seek to resume practice in the future, you will be required to lodge a completely new application for registration and comply with the relevant registration standards and associated costs and criteria. Currently, a new application for general or provisional registration fee is set at $318. Members are strongly encouraged to seek advice if they are considering letting their registration lapse, or considering moving to non-practising registration.

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